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12 Jul

Golden Circle – Geyser mecca!

The final highlight of the Golden Circle tour or Icelands delights as far as I was concerned were the geysers – the original geysers that lent their names to spouting fountains of hot water all over the world! As previously mentioned, we had blitzed past the geyser field on the way to Gulfoss, but hadn’t […]

12 Jul

Golden Circle – Gulföss

The next stop on the whirlwind introduction to Icelands’s wonders, aka The Golden Circle was Gulfoss, an enormous and impressive waterfall. Exiting Pingvellir, one of the places on Iceland where it is more evident that the surface of the Earth is indeed nothing but a thin veneer, we climbed up into more Icelandic farm country […]

12 Jul

Golden Circle: Þingvellir

No trip to Iceland is complete without doing the ‘Golden Circle’ – highlights of Icelands the entwined geology (geysers… rift valleys…) and history (geysers… waterfalls…) in a neat little one day trip from Rekyavik. The first part was to Þingvellir, the site of Icelands first parliament in 930AD. It was also one of the best […]

11 Jul

Puffins: Penguins of the northern hemisphere

I went straight to the front of the boat. I sat down, and immediately began pulling out just about all my cold weather gear including the new woollen hat that I had just purchased. This was going to be a cold cruise! At 3pm on the dot, the boat cast off and Stykkisholmur began to […]

11 Jul

An attempt to recreate a little bit of Jules Verne

Jules Verne was inspired by the ice capped volcanic dome of Snæfells on Icelands Snæfellsness Peninsula and started “Journey to the centre of the Earth’ here. So I decided it was something I had to check out! And if that failed, well, I’d hopefully get to see some puffins… I don’t even want to think […]

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